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Angry Pratt - BOOOOORINNNNNG

Poor Akiko Morigami. She hits beautiful double-handed drives and can pull off tricky drop shots when her opponent least expects it, or an inside out double handed forehand drive.... so attractive to watch. When faced with powerfull players such as Capriati and Sharapova she really holds her ground!


What a contrast to the gritty and dinky play from the tenacious Nicole Pratt.

Pratt slices the ball into the air, landing it inches from the baseline.... then jabs at a forehand.... appearing to mis-hit it.... but no, she's not mishitting it.... this rather unattractive and spitefull style of tennis is her game!
Grunting and scampering from side to side of the court like a little rat, relentlessly popping each ball back into the court.

This is awful to watch for a fan who appreciates the women on tour who are willing to take SOME sort of risk in their game and actually hit some winners.
Pratt specializes in tiring out her opponent... wearing them down. Truly depressing to watch.

In any case... Morigami would have prooved much more of a match for the powerfull Vera Zvonareva.
Instead i am going to see Pratt Hit off the court like she was in Sydney!

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You've got to give her credit, though. She's a tenacious li'l thing, and that tenacity has just got her past a couple of tough opponents. In their different ways, Shaughnessy and Morigami are more exciting players than Pratt, but you can't blame her for winning the way she knows how.

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Poor Akiko I think she was just tired out at the end, for sure Akiko would have won the match if the conditions weren't so harsh

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I was hoping Pratt lost.

Not because I'm anti-Australian, but because I want to see top players playing instead of Seven constantly showing Aussies no matter where they are ranked and who they are playing.

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Nicole Play is yes boring but i still love the way she tire out her opponents
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Why Akiko can't beat Nicole? Therefore, Nicole is better than Akiko! Duh!


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Poor Akiko Morigami. She hits beautiful double-handed drives and can pull off tricky drop shots when her opponent least expects it, or an inside out double handed forehand drive.... so attractive to watch. When faced with powerfull players such as Capriati and Sharapova she really holds her ground!


What a contrast to the gritty and dinky play from the tenacious Nicole Pratt.

Pratt slices the ball into the air, landing it inches from the baseline.... then jabs at a forehand.... appearing to mis-hit it.... but no, she's not mishitting it.... this rather unattractive and spitefull style of tennis is her game!
Grunting and scampering from side to side of the court like a little rat, relentlessly popping each ball back into the court.

This is awful to watch for a fan who appreciates the women on tour who are willing to take SOME sort of risk in their game and actually hit some winners.
Pratt specializes in tiring out her opponent... wearing them down. Truly depressing to watch.

In any case... Morigami would have prooved much more of a match for the powerfull Vera Zvonareva.
Instead i am going to see Pratt Hit off the court like she was in Sydney!


I'm glad someone shares the same opinion on Pratt. I don't like her.
No offense to our friendly Aussie board members; but Pratt
makes me want to go "Phffef". She just doesn't radiate the sort
of excitement I like to see in matches or tennis players.
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Hmmmmm.....she won the match....point 1 done. 2. If it bored you so much turn off the television! 3. I would rather watch Pratt over any of these juniors with no personailty that grunt like they are running from a psycho vaccum cleaner..4. Remember Pratt is 30....at least she is unique...5..there ARE other players on tour that don't play like 75% of the others...6...perhaps you should watch and learn.

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meanwhile i think ur posts are boring
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Yeah, this is what professional players is all about! You can't tell them to lost their matches!


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I don't see anything wrong with Pratt. It's her style of play, but yes, it's kinda boring.

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If Akiko was the better player she would have won the match but she didn't. Like Pratt or not she did what she had to do to win the match even if it was ugly.
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I don't see anything wrong with Pratt. It's her style of play, but yes, it's kinda boring.
Exactly
Being boring still can win you matches. I would rather be boring than being a loser!
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Yeah, What do you think Anna Pistolesi, Aniko Kapros and Nicole Pratt have in common?? That sometimes their games are ugly to watch Though being consistent it does reap the rewards.
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